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The East Chinese Restaurant

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Central Business District
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1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9252 6868
Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:30
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Ireland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food from an extensive menu served in the picturesque setting of Sydney harbour. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank ClampetsIreland
Sydney
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here before we went to a show at the Opera House. Great location on the waterfront, busy location at most times. We did not book but the friendly staff got us in quickly, good service, good food without being over the top. Price ok given the location. I have no problem in recommending this restaurant if you want... More 

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Thank Paddy1954
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pity visitors to Sydney expecting good food at this magical location! A very ordinary Chinese restaurant, charging healthy city prices for indifferent (one dish inedible) food. Good service though and a great location, just don't go here expecting a great meal!

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Thank 560kerrie
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has the view, you just cant get better than having a meal and having Sydney Harbour as your sight. Watching the busy ferries come and go and the iconic harbour bridge in the background... the food here is at best ok, typical chinese cooked for westerners.. we were in a sizable group and they could wait to make... More 

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Thank davidg777
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here before a show and they served us really quickly. It is not cheap however the food is really authentic and delicious, the view amazing, and service fast. It is worth the price tag.

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Thank Heidinewie
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This place is our new fave Chinese in the city. Added bonus of the million dollar views while you eat. Service is friendly and accomodating. Love the shredded beef. Salt and pepper calamari are my faves. Will definitely be back for the fourth time.

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Thank Mandols
Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Seems people have had mixed views about this restaurant. We had a very pleasant evening,staff were attentive,not pushy. The chefs suggestion of pan fried king prawn with chillies and black rice was simply delicious. My wife had a Salmon dish, both our portions were very big but tasty. Yes,a little expensive,but worth it

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Thank michaelfleming687
Florence, South Carolina
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112 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here to eat after a show at the Opera house. We got there late, around 10:30pm and they were closing at 11:30. We were rushed to place our order. They were ready to be take our dinner order right after the drink order. And all the drinks and the food came at the same time. We felt very... More 

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Thank MSRDLD
Dublin, Ireland
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The worst place you can go to in Sydney , waiters are throwing your food on the table like you wouldn't even do with a dog , no respect for the customers and price quality/cannot be justified , I would strongly advise you to go to McDonald's, at least you know what you're paying for and there people are smiling... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This was our last dinner in Sydney so we chose a memorable location next to the Sydney Opera House. As it turns out Crowded House was playing so it was very busy. Although this is a very touristy area I must say the service was excellent with plenty of help and recommendations for food selection and with some good humour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$55
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9252 6868

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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